Cows In The Library

Apparently Bethel College in Kansas has a history of pranks. Enough so that there's now a website dedicated to collecting all the pranks perpetrated there. The site has a great name: The name refers to an actual prank at Bethel, but also (perhaps unintentionally) gives a nod to Neil Steinberg's classic book about college pranks, If At All Possible, Involve A Cow.

Bethel's most famous prank is Herman Bubbert, a fictional student "who began appearing on class rolls and in the pages of local newspapers sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s." Bubbert is now the curator of Cows In The Library. (via


Posted on Tue Oct 25, 2011

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George P. Burdell was a famous fictional student before Herman Bubbert was fictionally born.
Posted by George P Burdell  on  Wed Oct 26, 2011  at  06:12 AM
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